Police Academy

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These classes are certified by
The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


Welcome to the Imperial Valley College Police Academy. The training classes offered are structured and designed through a partnership between IVC and POST (The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training). We offer police academy training for working students who need a flexible evening/weekend schedule. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30pm-9:00pm and on all Saturdays from 8:00am-5:00pm for Module III and II. Module I has the same schedule but conducts classes on both Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am -5:00pm. Each class is a semester long except for Module I. Module I starts during Winter session and continues into the Spring semester.

Simulator Student Using Police Car Computer

Police Academy Classes are to be taken in this order:

1st POST 160- BASIC COURSE - MODULE III - offered in Spring
(Formerly AJ 160)

2nd POST 162- BASIC COURSE - MODULE II - offered in Fall
(Formerly AJ 162)

3rd POST 164- BASIC COURSE - MODULE I - offered in Winter continues through Spring
(Formerly AJ 164) 

After successful completion of Module I, you will have completed your police academy training and can apply to be a peace officer anywhere in the state of California.

We encourage our police academy students to apply and work as Reserve Officers during their training to increase their knowledge and obtain work experience.


Uniform is required for all three classes.

Uniform is required and can be purchased at Border Tactical.

Please wait on purchasing your uniform till after the demonstration is given on first day of class for Module III.

PC 832 Arrest and Firearms Course- POST 832 PC
(Formerly AJ 141 Arrest and Firearms)

Shooting Range Handcuffing Practice

In addition to the police academy, IVC offers PC 832 Arrest and Firearms. We offer this class as POST 832 PC (Formerly AJ 141 Arrest and Firearms). The arrest component has a 40-hour requirement, and the Firearms component has a 24-hour requirement. Minimum total of 64 hours is required by POST. We offer this as a 90-hour class.

This class is offered in the Summer and Fall semester. Summer classes meet every day of the week including 4 Saturdays. Fall classes meet Thursday nights from 6:30-9:00pm plus 4 Saturdays. Saturday classes for both are 8 hours long. Students are required to drive to Calipatria State Prison to attend Firearms training and for qualification.

This class is 3.5 units and is an elective for the Administration of Justice degree.


Uniform is not required for this class.

Grey PT T-shirt is required for Range and Arrest & Control classes. Uniform can be purchased at Border Tactical.


Upon successful completion of the courses, graduates will receive completion certificates. Certification of a completed course is valid for three years, and expires if an individual is not employed as a Reserve Officer within three years of completing the course.

General Entrance Requirements

  • United States citizen or applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • Minimum age for admission is 18. Agencies tend to hire at the age of 21.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid California Class C (Class 3) driver's license.
  • No felonies or misdemeanors.
  • DOJ Clearance Letter.
  • Cleared Medical Examination

Additional Level I requirements will be the Pellet B and POST Physical Agility test. Those requirements will be discussed during the mandatory Level I orientation. Date and time for the mandatory orientation will be on the Level I application packet and will take place before class starts.


You must register with the college to take these classes. Click on this link https://www.imperial.edu/apply-now/ fill out the IVC registration form. An email will be sent to your student email account within a 24-hour period. Open the email and confirm your enrollment.

If you are coming from another academy, you will need to fill out a STUDENT PETITION. You will have to come down to the college and obtain signatures form the Director and Dean before turning your form in to the Admissions and Records office in building 10. You will also need to send the Admissions and Records office your official transcripts.

If you need assistance with our Admissions process, please call 760-355-6353.

Application Process

You can put yourself on our wait list for the class of your choice:

You will be sent an email when open enrollment starts. The email will have an electronic application packet for the class of your choice. Hard copies will be available in office 3205.

You will need to turn your application in person to office 3205. Refer to the check off list attached to the application before bringing your documents in.


A list of college fees can be found on the link below. You'll need to add on what applies to you such as Student Representation and Student Health fees. Non California Residents fees are increased. https://www.imperial.edu/faculty-and-staff/business-services/cashier-and-student-fees/

A unit is $ 46.00

Module III

$ 460.00 - 10-unit class
$ 550.00 for live scan fees, ammunition, uniform and other academy materials.

Module II

$ 621.00 - 13.5-unit class
$ 575.00 for live scan fees, ammunition, uniform, other academy material.

Module I

$ 805.00 - 17.50-unit class
$ 1000.00 - EVOC Fee. Cashier's check or money order payable to San Bernardino County Sheriff's E.V.O.C
$ 340.00 - for live scan fees, ammunition, uniform and other academy material.

PC 832 Arrest and Firearms

$ 161.00 - 3.5-unit class
$ 235.00 - for live scan fees, ammunition, PT Grey T-shirt

Financial Aid

The police academy classes, Module III, II and I qualify for financial aid if the student has declared the Administration of Justice Law Enforcement Major.

PC 832 Arrest and Firearms does qualify for financial aid if the student has declared the Administration of Justice degree.


Please contact the Military and Veteran Success Center at 760-355-6141.


IVC offers scholarships that students can apply for. To view the list of open scholarships click on this link:

For assistance with applying to one of these scholarships, contact Monica Rogers at the IVC Foundation 760-355-6411.